University of Kassel

Showing Life Opportunities: Increasing opportunity-driven entrepreneurship and STEM careers through online courses in schools.

We plan to provide an RCT to assess the effect of online courses in Ecuadorian schools on intentions, career-related actions, and career choices to become an opportunity driven entrepreneur or choose a STEM type of education. We plan to work with to 14-16 year old students (almost 20,000 students) in 86 top-infrastructure public schools across Ecuador. We will randomly assign schools either to treatment (and receiving the entrepreneurship and science content online), or placebo-control (receiving a placebo treatment of online courses from standard curricula) groups.

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